Hot In The City is a collection of short romantic comedy stories and novellas from award-winning author, Cassandra O'Leary. Perfect for reading on your lunch break, on the go or anytime really! Never before published in one book, this collection includes: - Chocolate Truffle Kiss: A Romantic Comedy Novelette - An older woman meets a younger man in a story full of pining. A lonely writer, a hot rockstar barista, a cafe setting with stolen moments, poetry and chocolate. . . - Tree Love: A Romantic Short Story - A short story with a sweet second chance romance, an urban lumberjack and emails to trees! - Girl Under The Christmas Tree: A Steamy Holiday Romance Novella - A prequel to the novel Girl on a Plane, featuring Yuki, a hotel staffer looking for adventure, and Declan, an Irish IT CEO with a broken heart. They come together right before Christmas for just one night. . . - Friday I'm In Love: A Short and Sweet Story- A brand new story set in a pyjama company in the middle of the city. Featuring a Japanese-Australian beefcake, a wacky computer nerd, workplace romance, spying and wardrobe malfunctions. . . . and a new novelette. . . Girl On A Babymoon! Sinead and Gabriel from Girl on a Plane return, five years later. It's their anniversary, and Sinead has a big surprise for Gabriel. A romantic getaway and steamy role-playing feature in this laugh-out-loud story of a marriage in trouble, or maybe, a marriage that will be stronger than ever! Each story is set in the author's home ...
Will they embrace the love that could be theirs, or will the past steal their future? Rachel had the job of her dreams until it turned into a nightmare. She sees something she shouldn't, and now, she's desperate and running for her life. But when she gets to Serenity Bay and meets doctor charming, she's torn between skipping town again or giving love a chance. Scarred by the betrayal of the woman he loved, Matt moved to Minnesota to start over. Unfortunately, it wasn't far enough to escape his past. Now he'll have to deal with a truth he'd buried, but not all lies die a peaceful death. Then Matt meets Rachel, and she turns his world upside down. The romance that started as a ruse soon becomes more real than they thought possible. But fate has a wicked sense of humor, and if they want a future together, they'll have to fight for their lives. Can they defeat their worst nightmare when the past knocks on the door? Click on Buy or Read for Free to borrow from Kindle Unlimited. Then journey with Rachel and Matt as they fight the danger that stalks her and their chance at love. The Men of Serenity Bay books can be read as a standalone; each has its own HEA.
Noelia Russo's plate is full: she works at Wedding Bliss by day, writes romance by night, and now she's agreed to volunteer at the hospital too. However, this favor for a friend pays off when Noelia bumps into Dr. Nate Westbury, a widower who could warm her lonely heart. But Nate can't think about a relationship while his daughter, Lydia, remains in an unexplained coma after a car accident. He blames the girl's fiancé, a young mechanic whom Noelia believes is innocent in the tragedy. She's determined to help the young couple find their happily ever. Then strange events begin to occur, and it's up to Nate and Noelia to unravel the otherworldly messages. As the real danger closes in on the Westburys, can Nate learn to trust Noelia's instincts--and her love--to save them all?
HE IS NOW DISABLED . . . AND SHE ALWAYS HAS BEEN. Kerry Kowalkski survived a marriage of domestic violence but still struggles with lingering fears and a learning disability. Now a widowed mother raising a son with autism, she deserves to have a temporary fling with her hot, new tenant. Noah Elliott survived a plane crash, but his knee is shot and so is his Navy career. Until he figures out his next step, his friend-with-benefits landlady and her son’s therapy dog will lift his spirits and pass the time. Despite their damaged parts, maybe with love and a little pit bull’s help, they can feel whole again.
He was protecting those he loved.... She wanted him to notice her and when he did, she knew she could never let him go. #Unputdownable Amanda (Mandy) Gilchrist was just baffled by her colleague. One minute he was her rock and the next he couldn't get away from her fast enough...only to land himself in jail. Her bosses now hate him and wouldn't help him cross the street let alone post bail, so it was up to her — except someone got to him first. What the heck was going on? By now he must realize he needs her help… And it’s going to cost him because this time she’s not going to turn a blind eye. Mandy’s going to make sure David sees her skills as a PI and as a woman too — one he’s got ‘tied up inside and out’. Because he may not know it yet but they’re both looking for exactly the same thing. David aka Hack Varetti is in deep. A little finagling with the FBI and maybe he'll get his life back on track but there’s no guarantees. Making the wrong associations only landed him in the clink, but now he's got a second chance --- to fix his life. And to take care of her. Because, although Mandy doesn't know it yet she needs something only he can give her, and he can't wait to show her how a Dom brings his Sub to fulfillment because it's something she'll never forget. Even though the last thing he wanted to do was involve her in his mess, afraid she’d get hurt. He knew, if he wanted her to trust him again, he was going to have to work for it. Everyone's got to learn the ropes sometime... ...
Wendy Marsh didn't cultivate her cool and in control vibe on purpose, but she's just fine with it. It keeps everyone at a distance, and helps her manage her job more efficiently. But her boss-babe armor starts to fall apart when she unexpectedly inherits her family's Inn alongside her lazy cousin, and the hot history professor staying on the property just might be the crack that slides Wendy's life into complete chaos. History professor Rob Upshaw is on the hunt for the X that marks the spot of a lost family treasure. He doesn’t know where the X is or what it may contain. He doesn’t know if it even exists. His X-rated thoughts about the beautiful but uptight innkeeper won’t help, even if she may hold the key to his quest. Falling for Wendy should be the biggest X of all, but Rob’s willing to explore the entire alphabet with her. Then she finds out the truth of his search, and nothing may be able to sway their developing relationship from discord back to desire.
Three deadly accidents that might have been magical murder. A dark witch with a grudge against the King family. Federal agents with supernatural abilities. And, as usual, Dawson and Grady are smack dab in the crosshairs of trouble even they can’t outrun. When Grady King’s brother Knox is targeted by shady characters, old secrets, coverups, and lies come to light. Grady and his boyfriend Dawson begin to question what really happened when Grady’s grandparents and Dawson’s parents died. Then agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Supernatural Investigation show up pursuing a different case, only to discover that the crimes appear to be connected, with a vengeful dark witch at the center of the plot. And since monsters never sleep, Grady and Dawson are still carrying out their duty to hunt dangerous paranormal creatures, restless spirits, nefarious faeries, Civil War ghosts, creepy cryptids, and things that go bump in the night. It’s all part of the centuries-old King family mandate to protect the people of Cunanoon Mountain and Transylvania County, a mission Grady and Dawson are sworn to fulfill. But when it looks like something is hunting the people Grady loves, it’s time to dig into the family’s painful past, uncovering dangerous details of long-ago hunts against immortal creatures who never forget—or forgive. Can they solve the mystery and figure out who’s behind the deaths, or will they bear the deadly consequences of their hidden history? Reckoning with the past just might des ...
After the tragic car accident that stole her parents’ lives eleven years ago, Harlow gives up her steady teaching job to try to make a living full time as an artist in New York City. But from the moment she steps foot there, her life is in danger. From a chance meeting with a handsome stranger who seems to hold more secrets than truths, to an unsigned note attached with a key to her childhood home, it’s clear she should have stayed in California. But it’s too late to run. After a brush with death, she awakes in the clutches of the most powerful man on the east coast. Arian Kalvar. Despite the way he looks at her with loathing, he’s determined to protect her from those that hunt her. Her gorgeous, fierce captor plunges her into a world of magic, curses and wicked enemies. She is the heart of it all, and neither of them can deny the unmistakable connection between them. Three enemy factions. Two bonds. One curse. A steamy twist on the classic Beauty and the Beast.
Fires, violent storms, vandalism, and governmental whims are just a few of the issues Libby Barnes has to contend with after taking over the family farm in the picturesque lower south of Western Australia. Loneliness is another. Being young and unattached, she’s also the subject of ongoing critical scrutiny by the ranks of doubters in the small farming community.
Then a handsome stranger arrives on the scene and Libby is no longer alone. But will this new man in her life prove to be an asset, a hindrance, or merely a distraction? And will he be there for her when disasters strike? Sometimes what a girl needs can be right in front of her. Discover how the choices Libby makes along the road to happiness result in a bumpy ride ... for more than just herself.
For readers who fell in love with bull-riding Luke in Nicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride, prepare to meet hunky farmer Mitchell in this latest in the Long Road series.
Fate brought me to him, but it was he who captured my heart. When I fell asleep, I didn't expect to awaken in a dark, forbidden mansion, and I definitely didn't anticipate being rescued from a storm by a stern, smoking hot vampire. But here I am, my wet nightgown tossed aside, my naked body flushed despite the cold, and my bare bottom reddening rapidly under this infuriatingly sexy immortal's hard palm as I'm punished for my impertinence. Even before he finishes uttering it, I know his warning never to return will not be heeded. Partly that's because I can't control where my dream walks take me even if I wanted to, but mainly it's due to the fact that I already find myself drawn to him in a way I am entirely powerless to resist. It's as if fate has linked us so deeply, so intensely, that I'm his already. Now all that remains is for him to claim me and teach me what it means to belong to him... Publisher's Note: Captive of the Night is a stand-alone novel which is the second entry in the Everlasting Springs series. It includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.
Hope and Alex… Two wounded hearts meet in an island paradise. Can a reluctant spark become an unbreakable destiny? After her predictable and carefully ordered life is upended, Hope Collins is desperate for change. This comes when she unexpectedly wins a scuba diving resort on the Caribbean island of St. Croix. But she arrives to complications, especially one tall, gorgeous, yet enigmatic dive instructor. Alex Monroe is trying to forget the past and only wants a quiet life. Leading dives on a tropical island might not be what he had planned, but he’s made peace with it. Kind of. But his existence is turned upside down when Hope arrives and he finds himself captivated by her. When two pasts collide, their scars overlap. Can two damaged souls find hope in each other? Finding Hope is the first novel in the enthralling Half Moon Bay series, and the beginning of Hope and Alex’s epic journey to soulmates. Dive into this sensual contemporary beach romance, which features compelling, realistic characters, an irresistible tropical setting, and a happy ending!
The Sea Witch and the Mage: When Athenia must defeat the wizard who killed her twin sister, she finds there is only one way—enslave Thorne, a human mage with powers she can use to overcome her enemy. However, she doesn’t count on finding him mesmerizing or needing him so much. What happens when a shapeshifting mermaid teams up with a man who controls the elements? Siren Descending: When the devil abducts her lover to hell, Athenia, a Sea Witch Siren, risks everything to rescue the mage with her song. This contemporary paranormal romance reimagines the Greek myth of Orpheus. Can Athenia avoid his tragic mistake, or will she fail to rescue Thorne and lose her soul as well as her soulmate?
Juliet Washington left Orlando for LA five years ago to forget Ivan Underwood. When her company buys Ivan’s magazine, she’s forced back home to handle the transition—and what’s worse, she must work closely with Ivan. Now more than ever she’s determined not to let him get too close—he already broke her heart once. After magazine editor, Ivan Underwood’s boss informs him of a new parent company takeover, he never in a million years imagined the person handling the transition would be none other than Juliet Washington—the one that got away. At first, Ivan is looking for answers to the question that’s been plaguing his mind forever: Why did Juliet leave? But the more they interact, the more old feelings resurface, leaving Ivan even more puzzled. Does Juliet feel it too? For fans of Hallmark Christmas movies! Note: This is a sweet romance novelette, not a full-length novel.
The perfect beach read, an afternoon read or a just because read!" -Nerd Girl Official, reviewer Stephenee. This complete box set contains all five stories from The Summer Sisters family series: Book 1: Falling for the Movie Star One picture. One tabloid. Two lives changed forever. Hailey Summer doesn't know what to do when movie star Finian Alexander comes to town--and asks her to create a romantic scandal with him! What will she do when she no longer has to act as though she's in love? Book 2: Falling for the Boss One sexy, burned out billionaire. One spitfire graduate. One small island. Connor MacKenzie has it all—complete with the penthouse and massive corporation. At least that's what everyone believes. But underneath it all, his life is disintegrating faster than a stock market crash. When his doctor forces him to take it easy and go deep into the Canadian Muskokas Connor lands on business grad Maya Summer’s old cottage veranda. She’s been waiting for opportunity to come a knockin’ and not only has it arrived on her doorstep, but it’s presented itself in a very sexy package. Will Maya be able to convince Connor to let her be his new right-hand business gal or will Connor manage to resist her charms, both in and out of the boardroom? Book 3: Falling for the Single Dad One developer. One lawyer. One unexpected chance at love. Years ago, cut-throat developer Tristen Bell had everything that mattered to him ripped away. Now divorced and living in Muskoka, he's shunning all ...
From Book 1: Suspenseful and fast-paced, this short story will introduce you to Aurora Morelli and Kai Lawson; the characters who star in the full-length sequel "Roll the Dice" (to be released September 15, 2012). Forced to take on a new partner, after a serial rapist attacks her former one, annoys Aurora big time. Especially when he's the kind of hotshot she normally stays as far away from as possible. But, because they both want this man more than anything else, they ignore the irritating explosions they set off from one another. And finding this slimeball becomes their ultimate goal.
He’s big city, she’s small town. He’s a fast-paced businessman, she’s a slowed-down artist. He loves the night life, she loves the quiet life. He’s wealthy, she... well, isn’t. Can such opposites make love work? Successful Austin CEO Isaiah Williams rarely gives himself the luxury of time off. He thrives on the buzz of making deals and signing multi-million dollar contracts. But spending the holidays in a small Oregon town with his former business partner will let him finalize the purchase of his friend’s share of their business. Plus, even better, he'll get to spend more time with the pretty local artist he met and fell for at his friend’s wedding. Watercolor artist and cafe manager Cas Salter loves to paint the ever-changing ocean. She also loves her friends, her church, and the peace of mind she's developed since she came to live in Chapel Cove. And okay, perhaps she does love Isaiah, just a little bit. His confident charm is hard to resist, but she can’t give up the life she’s worked hard to create or the faith that means everything to her and join him in the fast lane. Life in the slow lane suits her fine. When she reveals the reason she can’t risk moving back to the city, will he choose to stand by her? And when Isaiah is thrown into relying on God as his world crumbles, can Cas choose to stand by him?
Laying it all on the line for love... I’m tired of being good. Achieving geek status at college doesn’t equate with fun. So when I head home to my dad’s tennis academy in Santa Monica on spring break, I’m determined to be bad. And hot Aussie tennis star Kye is just the guy to help me do it. However, Kye’s troubled past continues to dog him and attending the Cresswell Tennis Academy is his last chance at the big time. He can’t afford to screw up…by screwing me, the boss’s daughter. But our relationship is much more than a vacation fling. Will it be game, set, match, when the truth is revealed? Or will we have a real shot at love-all?
He was left alone, unsure of his future...She always thought she knew her path in life until someone got in the way. CAUTION: Alpha hero, bad-boy romance that’s utterly addictive and outrageously satisfying. Kristin Meadows loves her nights at KinkLink. The club is her outlet to release her desires and as a domme she anticipates the play — controlling her sub, gaining their trust, their loyalty. She loves it all. So why in the heck is she panting after her best friend’s husband’s brother? Yeah, the guy equaled sex on a stick, but he was no more a sub than she was and two doms don’t play well together. And to top it all off, the father she never knew she had, turns out to be a thug and suddenly wants to spend quality time with his daughter? Who needs a father figure now? All Kristin’s trying to figure out is why she can’t get Ryan Boynton out of her head! Ryan Boynton is struggling with his role. Having been a sub the last years and being pushed to his limits he realized the lie he’d been living all this time. He was happy for his brother, he got the girl — and he wasn’t even missing the sharing they used to play, but he did miss his brother’s wife’s friend, the hot babe he fell for at their wedding. But there’s one problem. Neither of them were subs. Neither of them were true doms. So what the hell were they? All Ryan knew, is that it’s time to find out — and that there will be a lot more switching going on. Sometimes finding the love of your life is all about making a switch ...
Can a runaway bride find love with someone else’s jilted groom? "This story is an amazing amalgamation of “what happens in Vegas…”, enemies-to-lovers, friends-to-lovers, and love-at-first-sight...a little bit of sports romance and has a small-town feel." Flower shop owner Flora has waited years to say I do, but when she gets to the chapel, all she can say is I can’t. And runs for it, straight into— Ex-ballplayer Dean, waiting for his turn at the chapel. But he’s got nothing to say when his bride-to-be texts that she’s not coming. Now there’s nothing to do but commiserate with the cute bride who ran out of her own wedding. First rule to meeting your perfect match – get a last name. Because after one perfect night, where they share everything but names, numbers, or even Facebook pages, Dean leaves without waking Flora, thinking the note he leaves will be enough. Maybe it would have been, if Flora had found it. They’ll have to leave it to fate, and a bouquet of flowers. Fall in love with Flora and Dean in this charming, funny, and sweet romantic comedy
In his new life, Charlie falls for Gypsy, a house cleaner, slash-street-walker he believes he is in love with, but without a solid sense of self, Charlie's love is a futile endeavor. Still, he thinks he can save Gypsy from herself. He is also convinced they will marry and live happily ever after, in his misguided, emotionally bereft perception of love.
When drugs, and guns become a routine part of life, Charlie is in over his head. He walks a fine line between reason and despair.
A poverty of spirit shines through in both wealth and poverty, in this gritty novel, where morals are not an underpinning of behavior, and the value of life is negligible.
Will the billionaire’s spoiled son be resurrected from the ashes of his former life of drugs and mayhem by love or be tortured and eliminated by the crazy female assassin sent by his mother? Follow-up story to THE MIDWIFE'S SON, the second in That Twin Thing series is darker in tone as the entitled twin tries to rid himself of demons from his past. Falling for a sassy woman who won't let him go complicates life...but also makes it worth living.
For him, it was lust at first sight…For her, she couldn’t take her eyes off of him… CAUTION: Sexy page-turning read, totally unputdownable. #LoveAtFirstSight #SecretBaby #HappyEverAfter Flora Hargrove is a school teacher, a normal kind of gal who is all about family and friends. So when her best friend needs undercover help to save a teen that’s gone missing, she’s all in — stripper pole and all. Of course Mandy wasn’t totally straight with Flora, so when she donned her outfit, or should we say ‘took off her clothes’, she was more than a little embarrassed until it let loose something inside of her she never knew she had. Then one thing led to another and now she’s pregnant (yes, it happened that fast). Rex Reddington is struggling with his new life. He’s literally a jack-of-all-trades and now finds himself helping his PI friend moonlight on a kidnapping case that’s about to come down. Problem? The criminals were onto them and they needed to take cover — so they each took one of the dancers for a lap dance in one of the private rooms. And it should have stopped there. But it didn’t…it went too far. But no regrets. Even when they met months later and he found out he was a soon-to-be dad. You don’t have to be married to be a parent, but there was no way in hell he was letting this one get away. “— an amazing read. This book has it all, intrigue, humor, action, and of course steamy romance. I am going to read more of her books” ~ 5 stars, Amazon Reviewer (Making the Switch) The ...
As Blowing Rock, NC’s JOY Radio talk show host, Everly has discovered fulfillment, but she hasn’t found love, at least not for her—not even from her mother.
Everly Johnson is every man’s dream of the perfect date, even though her audience has never met her. As host for the EnJOYing God’s Best program on JOY Radio in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, she receives countless gifts of flowers and candy from her listeners, some callers being more ardent than others. Everly has no interest in such offerings and promptly bestows the bounty on her mother’s assisted living facility. Everly wants words--heartfelt, meaningful endearments meant for her ears only. She wants a man who will open her eyes to everything she cannot see to make her feel like she’s more than just a voice behind the microphone.
Cameron Boyd is every woman’s dream of the perfect man. He’s intelligent, has a strong work ethic and career, lives on his own, and is downright adorable. But being an introvert can make eye contact with a pretty girl a challenge, let alone saying something coherent--unless it is the one-way conversation he has each Friday with Everly Johnson. Date night for Cam involves sitting alone on his back porch overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains while he dreams of things to say if he were ever to meet her face-to-face.
A chance meeting changes everything.
Will Cam be able to step out of his comfort zone and into the world he has only been able to envision in his min ...
After ten months of nursing a broken heart, Viola Evans is ready to move on—she just needs to let go once and for all. Determined not to let misery win, she resolves that she won’t let anything get in the way of celebrating her favorite time of year: the holiday season. While participating in a Christmas activity one day with the children at her job, Viola writes a letter to Santa—surprising herself when she asks for someone new to make Christmas memories with. The question is, can she truly let go of the past and let love in again? Charlie Palmer had to get out of New York City. After a confusing breakup with his ex, he makes a fresh start in Orlando. What he’s not expecting to find is Viola Evans… or her letter to Santa detailing her deepest Christmas wishes. Drawn to Viola’s charm and deep love for the holidays, Charlie finds himself wanting to give Viola the holiday memories she dreams of and Orlando starts feeling like home… that is until his ex resurfaces. For Charlie and Viola, life has been complicated, but maybe all they need is a little holiday magic. For fans of Hallmark Christmas movies! Note: This is a novelette, and not a full-length novel.
When Athenia decides she must defeat the wizardwho killed her twin sister, she finds there is only one way--enslave Thorne, ahuman mage with powers she can use to overcome her enemy. However, she doesn'tcount on finding him mesmerizing or needing him so much. What happens when ashapeshifting mermaid teams up with a man who controls the elements? The Sea Witch and the Mage is a 10,000-word novelette for those who want a taste of KatherineEddinger Smits' Nerei stories. It's a short read to introduce you to acontemporary romantic fantasy world of mermaids, mermen, and mages.
I’ve always been a player. A football player, that is. In the dating game, though, I only have eyes for one girl. Sydney Porter, team publicist MVP, all-around hottie…and my ex-girlfriend. But Christmas comes early for me and I’m traded back to my home team mid-season. Of course, I run straight into Sydney—and a big problem. See, I never actually told my family we broke up. Now my mom wants the happy couple home for the holidays. After saving Sydney from a work snafu, she owes me. I sweet talk her into going along with my fake dating plan, but I only have until Christmas. Can I convince her we belong together or will the magic between us disappear forever once the mistletoe comes down?
“A Novel about finding love where you least expect it.” “Mix a Shoot ‘em up Western with Science Fiction, Victorian Steampunk, add a little Mystery and a dash of Romance…” After a sniper cripples their father, Sisters Bethany, Jeanne, and Iris struggle to survive and hang on to their ranch and mine. Bethany marries a mercenary gunfighter to shield her family from a predatory neighbor. To her surprise, the marriage of convenience turns into a love match, but Bethany and Alec must learn to trust as well as love each other. Iris chooses an arranged marriage with a beloved old friend, but did Carlos marry her for love, or to please her father? Jeanne and Samuel fall in love, but Samuel is the son of her family's greatest enemy. To be together, they run away to a distant city, but discover you can't escape who you are. Will their love be strong enough to survive when Samuel's father demands he return to the clan?
Stealing Time is a fast paced time travel thriller set during the turbulent hurricane season of 2004. As Hurricane Charley churns a path of destruction towards Orlando, Ronnie Andrews and her best friend, Stephanie McKay, scramble to prepare for the storm. Ronnie seeks shelter at her boyfriend's weather lab while Steph waits for Nick hoping she won't have to face the hurricane alone. During the peak of the storm Ronnie is hurtled back in time to eighteenth-century London where she is caught in a web of superstition, deception, and lies. Accused of being a witch, Ronnie finds herself in a life and death struggle to return to her own time. Steph and Nick are thrust into the middle of the hurricane where it quickly turns into a living nightmare as she is faced with losing everything. Book 1 of the Stealing Time Trilogy. "A very clever concept, nicely executed by a wonderful storyteller. Stealing Time will have you on the edge of your seat!" Suzanne Kelman, Multi-award winning writer and author of The Rejected Writers Book Club.
U.S. Navy SEAL Elias “Joker” Jackman had always chafed at his father’s yoke. He’s being groomed for an upper level military position, a career that was laid out for him before he was even born. After deploying to Niger, he has to endure a visit by his dad in an official capacity which includes all the pomp and circumstance. He reluctantly attends, but being under his father’s thumb provokes a reckoning he might not be able to stem. But when Joker gets a load of his father’s personal assistant, strait-laced and very beautiful Lt. Philippa Thompson, there’s more than havoc on his mind—there’s seduction. Pippa is thrilled to have been appointed as Admiral Jackman’s Flag Aide, handling the Admiral’s personal and administrative matters. It was a challenging but highly rewarding duty for a junior officer on her way to full Lieutenant. But a monkey wrench is thrown into her plans with the presence of the Admiral’s very gorgeous and flirtatious, irresistible son who entices her to let down her hair and loosen up her uniform. It’s going to be a battle to withstand the handsome Navy SEAL, but with her career hanging in the balance, it’s imperative. She’s glad to have Joker on hand when his father is the target of terrorists out to make a statement and which puts her squarely in the crosshairs. It’s pretty handy that Joker comes with seven steely, unyielding teammates who are all learning that their leader isn’t exactly what they thought.
Karina had gotten out of the military after her tour was up. Her parents wished for her to come home. She did. What she found did not satisfy. It was cold and dreary and Karina felt something was missing. she did not know what. With a friend, she made plans to g to San Pedro Island to escape the cold and give herself time to think about the future. At the last minute, her friend bailed. Karina went on her own much to her mother's chagrin. What she had not expected was to feel so helpless and at a loss when she was alone. What she did find was four men vying for her attention. Michael was charming and attentive. Jarred who was a bit of a rogue but surprised Karina with his morals. Pierre posed an enigma with his cowboy boots and his insight into Karina’s behavior. Then there was Gabe; tall and mysterious. He paid a bit too much attention to Karina and other females who came to the island. Did he have ulterior motives? Could she decide what her dream was? Was she ready for this?
When a strange Nerei carries an unconscious and badly injured Bas in from the Aegean Sea, Nik knows she must get him to an island in the Atlantic where a hidden spring of healing water will restore her Nerei (merman) lover. At the same time, her adoptive father is dying from a boating accident in her home town of Tarpon Springs, and he’s asking for her.
While battling a strange illness which antibiotics won’t cure, Nik must figure out a way to save Bas and get home to help her father. When Bas follows Nik to Florida, he is forced to keep his distance from her. He has already escaped one death sentence for having a relationship with a human and he can’t risk another one. Still, he’s furious when Nik turns to her old friend, a mage Bas dislikes, to help her unravel the hidden truth behind her father’s accident.
Water Desires is Book II in the Love’s Siren Song Series. The thrilling sequel to the award-winning Water Dreams will drag you under and not let you up for air until the end. If you like mermaids, mages and magical romance, you’ll love this book.
Meet me under the mistletoe... In this limited edition Christmas romance collection love blooms underneath the mistletoe as secret admirers finally confess their love and secret santas make holiday wishes of the heart come true. Get into the Christmas spirit by diving into these stories where anything can happen through the magic of Christmas—and love.
Two different women, one dangerous journey. Which one will survive? Find out in this explosive thriller mystery romance!
Maria-Alejandra Cahill, “Mac” to her friends and family, has the best life: a successful law practice, three beautiful stepdaughters, and a military spouse she couldn’t be more proud of. But not everything is as it seems . . . When a client seeks Mac’s help in leaving her abusive husband, a dangerous family secret rises to the surface. With her perfectly crafted life tearing at the seams, Mac will have to fight for her family or risk being dragged back into the perilous life she fled long ago.
Beth Fisher is madly in love and hopelessly devoted to her married boss. Despite the major obstacle in their way, she’s convinced their love will last a lifetime. With a terminally ill mother and a brother suffering from PTSD, she takes solace in their love affair. She’ll do anything to be his forever. Soon, life-changing events set both women on a collision course that will prove fatal. When the dust settles and lies are exposed, only one life will remain intact.
“The Life She Chose” is a gripping mystery thriller romance that will have you on the edge of your seat, eagerly flipping the pages to read what happens next. If you’re a lover of true crime fiction and high-stakes drama, then this is the perfect book for you.
Mitch and Karl are meant for each other—they just don’t know it yet. They’re both gay, middle-aged, single, and open to meeting that special someone. Problem is, they never get out of the house! With Karl working from home, and Mitch’s non-existent social life, it seems unlikely the two will ever meet. However, when Mitch decides on a whim to visit a new dog park, Karl’s greyhound takes a shine to him, and the game is on. In a sneaky bid to spend more time together, Karl hires Mitch to do some landscaping work on his front yard. Soon, something special begins to grow along with the flowers. Green’s Thumb is a low-angst, mature adult romance with a guaranteed HEA! (Contains steamy M/M content.)
Black hearts and steel horses, we live to ride and protect our own.
I’m the man in charge, feared and respected. With my identical twin by my side, I’m riding high and living the best damn life anyone could ask for. That is, until Leviathan calls me with a mission and takes my twin from me. He’s needed elsewhere and I have to calm my bear before I do something stupid and piss off the dragon more.
My Illinois chapter of Legion of Vidar is feared and respected for damn good reason. We are lethal and ruthless and protect our own. But Leviathan is the founder, the man in charge of every chapter, and no one fucks with him and lives to tell about it. That goddamn goat was dropped with a mission, but this time the joke’s on me.
My brother is needed in Colorado, and now I’m scrambling to fill the hole he left. Our club’s assignment seems easy enough but I won’t discount the danger of going into the territory of a rival. Come hell or high water, I’m sure the hell going to finish my mission to rescue a woman, one of my kind, who was stolen by those bastards. We’ll take them all down if we have to.
Too bad the rescue didn't go as planned and now I need to be rescued, but I know my men won’t let me down. They’ll come for me and I’ll be ready when they do. They are my ride and die brothers and will tear this place apart to get me back where I belong. I’m their president, and no one will keep me from my rightful place.
At least, that’s what I thou ...
The names have been changed to protect the innocent. Though, as you'll see, none of us were innocent. I was part of an online community that went rogue, real world, known by your face and not just your handle. I’d like to say I dated a few men. That would be a lie. From the motorcycle riding cutie with the washboard abs, to the strip poker game that ended up being a night permanently burned in my brain. I dated them all and more--a couple of them suggested there should be an anonymous group to get over me. They were all a lesson I needed to learn or at least a step toward the one I belong with. Nobody ever said that following your heart wouldn’t take you through an obstacle course of men before you discover and could appreciate that maybe “The One" had been there all along. That the love of my life could accept everything I’d done and where it had taken me? The fact is, he had a plan all along. All he wanted was me. My only goal was to have fun. I lived for the excitement and adventure. I experienced everything and everyone. It was all my journey that lead me to where I belong. This is where my confessions begin…
Snuggle up with the Antonello Brothers. This boxed set contains one novella and four exciting books in the science fiction romance series, plus links to three bonus stories. ♥ A Stolen Heart - This child can steal anything. Including a warrior-pirate's heart... ♥ Bro - He can be invisible, but he can't hide from the truth... ♥ At the Mercy of Her Pleasure - She's addictive. He can't touch her. But what if he kissed her just once... ♥ For Women Only - His secret truth is her people's darkest lie... ♥ Crystal Clear Truth - How can you trust when your own truth is a lie... Three brothers. One missing mother. Not raised together, none of the brothers know about the others. That is, until fate brings the youngest into the life of a former warrior-pirate. From the moment Luc decides to intervene and save a frightened child, nothing in Luc's life will ever be the same. If you like science fiction romance on the sweeter side, have an ache for wounded heroes, and admire heroines who don't wait around to be rescued... The Antonello Brothers series is for you.
Stephen, a young, disembodied soul is sent to the earthly plane by his spiritual master. After his harrowing previous life in flesh, he is petrified. But it’s part of the plan. ‘Every soul must fall into flesh to learn and grow.’ The words of the master ring in his ears—there is no escaping his sojourn. Stephen is to be a walk-in, trading places with another soul. On earth, he finds himself in the body of a full grown man. Memories that are not his flood him, a veil descends and he is thrust into a life he does not quite understand but somehow knows. Lilah, a socialite in a gilded cage, is betrothed to a man hand-picked by her father. Although Costas is the perfect match, bringing together two families of wealth, he is far from ideal. Stephen and Lilah meet. The attraction is swift, undeniable and unfortunately ill-fated. When framed for a crime by Costas, Stephen must decide if life is still worth living. A love story unlike any other. Of Flesh and Blood will challenge the way you view life, love and even death.
On the day that Layla Franklin is promoted to manager of the Pinwheel Plant Shop, she discovers her first business meeting will be with her billionaire ex-boyfriend, ceramicist Bradley Marconi. Five years prior, when Layla had to drop out of art school to support her disabled mom and her younger brother, Bradley broke off their relationship and broke her heart by saying they came from different worlds. Layla doesn’t mind helping everyone in her life, really, she thrives on being useful. She’ll even help Bradley make sense of the debacle the Wavelength Pottery P & L statements have become. But she wants compensation for her time and reassurance from Bradley he is learning to manage his business himself and working toward being his own man. When Bradley’s overbearing mother demands he attend a dinner party at the family residence and that he brings a date, Layla insists that date be her. Not only does she want to encourage Bradley to stand up to his manipulative family, but Layla wants to prove to them she’s found her own definition of success. Inspired by the dinner party date and remembering what they loved about one another, Layla and Bradley give their relationship another try. Everything is going well, until one night when the past and present collide, leaving Layla with little hope for their future and Bradley doubting they were ever meant to be.
The number one best-selling thriller Stealing Time continues it’s “breathtakingly original” journey. Ronnie Andrews returns from eighteenth century London shell-shocked from her first terrifying time travel encounter. Her boyfriend, Jeffrey Brennan, casts doubt on her sanity leaving Ronnie wondering if she went back in time or is having a mental breakdown. To add to the tension, Hurricane Francis, a storm the size of Texas, is barreling towards Florida and her fears of a repeat time travel experience mount. Ronnie’s best friend Steph, along with her friend Nick and Steph’s younger brother Ian, shield Ronnie from the dangers of Francis but cannot save her from traveling back in time. Unfortunately, their meddling brings Ronnie to the brink of destruction as they are caught in the throes of the hurricane’s wrath. Once again, Ronnie is transported to dangerous places and plagued with desperate situations, while experiencing perilous cultures including one of America’s first mysteries -- the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island. A stunning conclusion brings Ronnie face to face with a dangerous ally who may hold the key to her past while offering salvation for her future.
What happens when the one you want the most is someone you’ve never met? He’s a hunted hacker and former international criminal. She’s a bookshop owner and heiress to one of Napa Valley's greatest wineries. But their identities never mattered. In the online game they've been playing since they were kids, they’ve always been comrades, warriors, and friends. Their friendship was a haven from real life. A place where they were safe… until the day he walked into her store. It's no longer fun and games between Vivianne Rossi and Erik Lai. Enemies are circling and dark secrets are looming. The real world is coming for them.
50 Shades of Spay: No Litters, Baby. That’s the sign in front of the Chelsea Veterinary Clinic on the lower west side of Manhattan, where I’m currently standing on what is clearly another crappy Saturday morning. I’m at a vet clinic. It’s not even my dog - pet sitting has gone horribly wrong. Last night is, well, fuzzy. Then in walks Dr. Herriot. Sex in scrubs. The dog will be okay. This vet: Oh, Mylanta. He. Asks. Me. Out. I love Saturday mornings. ****** "A sexy romp of a romance novel that also manages to take a look at some tough, worthy questions about what it takes to build and sustain--not only joyful, organically heartfelt relationships--but also a joyful, organically heartfelt life." IndieReader, May, 2020 ***** Fun and a great HEA! ***** Absolutely delightful! ***** Compelling characters, wonderful story, and terrific writing combine to make this a must read.
From Book 1: Beth is in love with Jonah, a love that would seem could never be broken, but when Jonah informs her he has to leave their community because of a duty to his Englisher friend, Beth's world is thrown into turmoil
Beth Fisher is living the dream. Strong and happy in her faith and about to become a baptized member of the community, she has every reason to believe that her future is secure. Her beau, Jonah King, is on the cusp of proclaiming his love for her, and a proposal won't be far off.
But then, he shocks her with some terrible news about the future, one that takes her from a life of security to one of fear and worry. He has enlisted as a soldier in the Vietnam War. Her mind can't comprehend his actions. The Amish don't fight, and even when he explains his reasons, she resists. Then, he offers her a promise of marriage upon his return, and she gives in, sending him off with her love.
While Jonah is away, her heart refuses to stop hoping for a bright tomorrow even as she resists the worry that he will not return. She writes long letters and rereads the few she receives in return. She wants to ignore the changes she sees in her fiance, but she cannot. He left a carefree young man, and she fears he will come back bitter and angry.
Finally, Jonah returns, but as she suspected, he is not the man he once was. His heart and will are broken. He tries to release her from their promise, but she refuses. Beth tr ...
Violet Granger believes she’s been cursed when it comes to love. And crushing on the new recruit? A hunky, former bull-riding champion who’s joined the NHL hockey team she mascots for, surely won’t help. He’s kind, sweet, and doesn’t seem to be bothered by the way her tongue twists up and her brain freezes whenever he’s around. Leo Pattra knows nothing about curses or the way men leave Violet. But he’s certainly charmed by her quiet wit and shy awkwardness. He even finds that he misses her when they aren’t hanging out. Only problem? Dating the team’s mascot won’t help him achieve the goals he’s laid out for himself, now that he’s got his family’s ranch debt under control. But what if there’s another path to his goals? One that includes love? One that skirts the curse that has Violet in its hold? Just as long as he doesn’t find himself traded to another team this season… This charming fish-out-of-water, friends-to-lovers, small town romance has all the feels. Come fall in love with the characters of Sweetheart Creek in this new heartwarming sweet romance series, Hockey Sweethearts. The books in this series can be read as standalones as well as in any order.
Riley had accepted Whit's proposal to get married in Monterey. She imagined the perfect dress and set about to have it made. Whit was in charge of the wedding. In her mind, Riley had A Perfect Wedding put together in a short amount of time. Could the wedding live up to her expectations?
Sexy East Coast playboy, Nolan Banks, is disturbing my perfectly buttoned-up life. He sleeps with celebrities, jets around the globe and thumbs his nose at the tabloids.
And every time he gets drunk and photographed with some random harlot claiming she's pregnant with his love child, I get the call.
Clean it up, Charlie.
You see, I'm Charlene de Monaco, Nolan's corporate attorney.
Then he went and did it. Something so outrageous his daddy can't buy him out of it. I can't even lawyer him out of it. His only hope for redemption is pretending to straighten up and fly right. To act like he's in love with one woman. Committed. Monogamous.
It's a solid strategy.
Except for one fatal flaw.
He picks me.
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Author Jamie Beck returns with an engrossing series about family, friendship, and starting over. In this first Cabot novel, a legacy of secrets tests old friends seeking a second chance at life and love. On the second anniversary of her husband’s suicide, Colby Cabot-Baxter is ready to let go of her grief and the mistakes made during her turbulent marriage. Her fresh start comes in the form of A CertainTea, the restaurant she’s set to open along Lake Sandy, Oregon, with help from her family. But when her executive chef quits just weeks before the grand opening, Colby is pressured to hire old family friend Alec Morgan. His award-winning reputation could generate buzz, but their friendship has withered since her husband’s reckless dare cost Alec’s brother his life. Distracted by guilty secrets concerning the tragedy that changed his and Colby’s lives, Alec self-destructed and lost his famed restaurant. With his career in tatters, he’s determined to use this opportunity to redeem his reputation and to help the woman he’s loved from afar find happiness again. But secrets have a way of coming out. When Alec’s do, they might destroy the new life he and Colby have rebuilt together.
A vampire who's lost everything he cared about searches for solace in all the wrong places. Zacharias, a former flight trainer in Gabriel's Legion, was accused and convicted of an abominable crime, then banished to Earth. Now a vampire in the Santa Cruz nest, he struggles to find the confidence he lost, hiding his pain in all the worst ways. But a wolf is in town. A wolf unlike any Zach has met before. His smiles are unsettling, his scent soothing, his voice an achingly sweet song that touches Zach's spirit.
The alpha male speaks with few words, but always with truth. Ryder makes Zach want to believe again, but hope is a soul strangler and can't be trusted. A wolf betrayed by his alpha and his own cowardice can sometimes find redemption. Ryder believes he failed his original pack. He followed the orders of a sadistic alpha, going against his nature and turning his back on weaker pack members even though they desperately needed his help. He could have stepped up, challenged the prime alpha and taken charge. Saved lives. But the fates have given him another chance. Ryder is now the second-in-command under an alpha he greatly respects. He'll work to heal the harm he's responsible for and will remain loyal to his Prime until the end of his days.
Only someone may need him even more.
Ryder knows the beautiful male with the face of an angel, the grace of a Fresian stallion, and the feisty nature of an alley cat is hurting. He thinks he can hide his pain fr ...
'Almost Famous' meets '10 Things I Hate About You' with elements of 'Queen's Gambit.' By the time she gets to uni, Lin's experienced more sexual awakening than any teenage girl ought to have done, courtesy of touring with her dad’s rock band, a stint at a strict convent school, and an enlightening Spanish holiday. But her biggest education comes from a Hell’s Angel Chapter and a Battle of the Bands contest. Despite kissing a lot of frogs, her prince charming is nowhere in sight, but she can't imagine finding him on a tough engineering degree course. This cheeky piece of 70s British nostalgia features plucky girls in hairy situations, several handsome hunks, a whole lot of rock bands, and a couple of nasty villains.
As arable farmland grows scarce, the United States opens up former sections of Indian Territory for homesteading. Those who want to claim land must make a run for it. Rose Calloway feels guilty about living off her sister’s, meager schoolmarm’s wages. She responded to a matrimonial advertisement and sees a promising future with Joshua Kent. Joshua Kent, landless and working as a farrier, sees promise in the land run planned for the Cherokee Outlet in Oklahoma Territory. He knows, once he claims his land, he will need a wife and soon decides he wishes to marry Rose. However, once he realizes there are more applicants than available land, he warns Rose he can only marry if he successfully claims his own homestead. Rose is homeless unless she marries or goes with her sister, who is joining the land run. Rose holds a land run certificate in one hand and the final letter from Joshua Kent in the other. Her dream is to marry Joshua, not own land. What will she do now?
Ambrosia by the Sea is the first in Traci Halls Read by the Sea Second Chance Contemporary Romance Series. You can read them all in any order. We hope you enjoy Ambrosia by the Sea.
Celia Langford lost her perfect life in the ultimate betrayalnot only was her late husband a cheat, he left her with a mountain of debt and no self-confidence. She poured her grief into cooking, determined to start new and heal by the sea. She meets Dax Smith, local dive shop owner, and pure-bred South Florida native. The wrong city girl left a bad taste in his mouth, so he's stayed clear of all matters of the heart. His father is ill, her business is not going as planned. But their uncontrollable attraction toward one another makes anything seem possible.
Can Kaines combat skills, instincts, and new-found allies lead him to the truth and redemption?
From the pen of Kerry J Donovan, Ryan Kaine: On the Run, is a powerful, action-packed novel set against the backdrop of the international arms trade. The first in the new thriller series, Ryan Kaine, is a new addition to the great military action characters in the tradition of Lee Child, Mark Dawson, and Matt Rogers.
Black Eagle A woman on the run…a warrior’s vow…an assassin on their trail. THE WARRIORS OF THE IROQUOIS, BOOK 1 With the English and the French at each other’s throats, struggling for control of the North American continent, the battle lines have been drawn. But Marisa Jameson is witness to treachery closer to home. After she overhears her uncle’s plot to destroy a Dutch town for his own gain, she threatens to expose him – and is forced to run for her life. When the mesmerizing beauty says she needs a guide to visit a friend, Mohawk warrior Black Eagle agrees to be her guide, since her plans compliment his own. No one knows the wild forests of the New England better than he. But when danger dogs their every step, he suspects there’s more to Marisa’s anxiety to move swiftly than her eagerness to “visit a friend.” Caught in the crossfire of a war and with a deadly assassin hot on their trail, Marisa and Black Eagle discover that trusting each other is the only way to outrun the enemy – and that love may be the only way to survive. Warning: This book, a steamy, senuous romance, may cause one to fall in love with that special someone all over again.
Families come in all shapes and sizes. Divorced, widowed, adopted, blended or fostered -- each family has its own unique tale. Join these authors as they tell stories of amazing single dads who find love in unexpected places. Laugh, cry, get a little hot, and maybe even throw your phone. Don't say we didn't warn you.
GAY ROMANTIC COMEDY ♥ Full of mishaps with dogs, cats, rats and reindeer.
How much is love truly worth?
With an empty fridge, and rent to pay, Liam Perry dreams of finding a rich wife so he can lounge at the poolside, sipping cocktails and doing what he’s good at—looking seductive.
But sometimes the most unexpected encounters can change your life forever.
After a chance collision with a handsome vet leaves Liam not totally against the idea of the future Mrs Perry being a rich Mr Perry a complication arises when his seductive charms hook the eye of the vet’s boyfriend—bigger fish and wealthy businessman, Lawrence Paul. A dark-haired Casanova who’s keen to woo his pants off with champagne and sweet flattery.
Does money solve problems or cause bigger problems? With an empty fridge, and rent to pay, Liam can’t afford to lose another job.
Two brothers awakened a desire she’d never known… But it’s only one who steals her heart. CAUTION: Alpha hero, bad-boy romance that’s utterly addictive and outrageously satisfying. Jessa Andrews is a top reporter at the city’s premiere newspaper. She loves her job, but as of late she’s been plagued with frequent, debilitating headaches. Jessa lives alone, her mother recently died of cancer, and decides it is time to know more about her past, so she hires a private investigator to help her find her father. Little does she realize it is a two for one deal and the instant attraction she has to the Boynton brothers is reciprocated. As the three work together on her case they become very close. As Jessa learns more about the kink they play, more about herself, more about them, her health continues to decline. When she’s about to unveil her family’s secrets, things heat up and jealousy between the men intensifies. It’s then Jessa realizes that it is time to choose between the brothers — because she knows now, she can’t have them both. Reece and Ryan Boynton have supported one another through thick and thin, it’s what identical twins do. Having the same taste in women, it’s not unusual for them to share, but when they meet Jessa the men know immediately there is something about her that is different. For the first time, Reece and Ryan have strong disagreements and as one brother’s bond deepens the other is left questioning everything he thought he knew about himself and his brother. ...
Reginald Cast and Charlotte Tremmington share forbidden love. He's a slave in 1860. She's a plantation owner's daughter. After one glorious night together, their world is ripped apart. Charlotte is killed in a fit of rage by Julius Barclay, would-be suitor and Reginald's owner. He then blames Reginald and attempts to kill him as well. With Reginald's escape, an encounter with a vampire – the beautiful Syre – gives him a chance at eternity and a reunion with his love. Renata Charles, a modern-day estate sales director, is enchanted by a vintage yellow dress that spurs vivid daydreams of another time. She soon learns the visions are glimpses of her life as Charlotte, and the mysterious and appealing Reggie was her lover. When the past comes back to haunt them, their chance at forever is threatened. Will Reginald save his beloved and finally put an end to the evil trying to keep them apart? Can Renata come to terms with who she is and accept eternal love? *** The Reincarnation Series consists of nine stories from award winning authors. Each can stand alone, but for those who love riveting vampire stories about second chances with a happily-ever-after, I invite you to read every story and enjoy! Black Lotus - Kristal Dawn Harris Vintage - Laura M. Baird Blood Tears - Alyna Lochlan Switch - Hannah Morse Renaissance - Kristal Dawn Harris Buccaneer - Kristal Dawn Harris Eternity - April Hollingworth Dreamcatcher - Marilyn Barr Syre - Kyann Waters
Clayton Sinclair had moved back to his hometown in Middleton, Colorado for one purpose - find the curvy woman he’d been fantasizing about since high school and stake his claim. His mission didn’t prove as difficult as he’d thought as fate stranded his curvy beauty on a rooftop just waiting to be rescued. Mary Anderson had been crushing on the chief of the rescue squad in her small town since high school. Even when he moved away, she’d still held a part of her heart solely for him. Now, he was back, and she dreaded meeting up with him again. She didn’t know if she could keep her feelings concealed any longer. When she found herself stuck on a roof in the pouring rain with a winter storm barreling her way, she both dreaded and longed to be rescued.
From Book 1: Someone is stalking women and murdering them in Key West.
Psychics Levi Wolfe and Trudy Tucker join forces to help identify the murderer and stop him. Levi can channel the deceased victims and Trudy can tap into the mind of the killer. As a psychic detective team, theyre formidable. As lovers, they discover that theyre insatiable.
As they grow closer, Trudy wonders if Levi will ever completely trust her and let her know his heart. Levi struggles with his new, tender feelings toward Trudy and worries that she might be in over her head with him and with the case theyre working on.
Because if Trudy can see through the killers eyes, can the killer see her?
She is a winged warrior of the heavens. He is a doomed Elven King. Khyrial the Zyrane Stormrider, disgraced Ayraelar warrior, has one mission – to keep King Vaylar alive. Her honour and return to her home above the Boreal Tempest depend upon success, for her dead father swore an oath she must keep at all costs ‘Evil knows how to bide its time. It is slow, as the turning of our worlds, and its memory is very long indeed.’ Powerful enemies plot a deadly end the Elven King’s reign. His fated attraction to the exotic bodyguard must be expunged at once. Khyrial will give her own wings to keep Vaylar alive. An elite warrior from birth, she is formidable, fierce and fearless, yet as the stakes rise, so do her forbidden feelings for the handsome Elven royal. Vaylar is the King of Shalaemi, his sap rooted in the magical Elven forests, besieged by destructive Wyrms. His duty is to his realm. Khyrial is his sworn servant, an aerial huntress of storm and lightning. To a warrior of the heavenly realms, dishonour means death. Catapulted into the lost realm of the Dragons, Khyrial and the King must make a terrible choice. One choice that will change everything. Elf and Ayraelar. Man and woman. Never predictable, the storms of romance.
After fleeing impending war in England, nineteen-year-old Abby Stapleton works to correct her stammer and to become a teacher in America. She vows to return to her home in London. Abby couldn’t know the war would drag on, or that she would fall in love with Jim—soon to be drafted by the U.S. Army—or that she’d have to confront Henri, a rejected suitor, determined by his lies to ruin her reputation and destroy her faith in God’s providence. Will she discover the true meaning of home?
Ethan Bell fell in love at Christmas Tree Falls ten long years ago. He’s never forgotten that big, cuddly bear of a man and fondly recalls their ski resort romance. Now, he’s miserable in what was supposed to be his dream job and has no clue how to fix his situation. When Ethan gets a mysterious letter requesting his presence at the Falls, he can’t help but wonder if it’s the answer he’s been looking for. Theodore “Teddy” St. James lost his heart when Ethan walked away all those years ago and it still hurts to think about what might have been. Teddy is happy as a jack-of-all-trades at his family’s ski resort, but something is missing. Finding out Ethan is back in Christmas Tree Falls is all it takes for Teddy’s heart to start getting ideas about a second chance. Ethan and Teddy are older and wiser this time around, but is it enough? Will the magic of the Falls bring the men back together and give them a Christmas to remember? Or are the obstacles of a decade ago too much to overcome? **Listen to Your Heart is a steamy, second chance, M/M romance with just enough holiday magic to make you believe.**
Get ready to find Love on the Tree Farm! Murrtham's Tree Farm, that is. This collection contains three full-length steamy, contemporary romance novels as well as bonus epilogues and BRAND-NEW bonus content! The Magic of Us: Nellie Sturges is a hot mess single mom, about to be divorced. West Murrtham’s not into kids. A relationship could never work, but is there more to their friendship? The Magic of Her: Everly Murrtham is looking for her happily ever after. Jackson Smith doesn’t seem to want to settle down. Until their friendship turns into more. The Magic of Baseball: Lainie Tanner is a football-loving girl, but then college baseball player Walt St. John crashes into her life. Will opposites attract or clash?
Marry Me is a steamy contemporary romance where Dylan McClain, world-renown television and film bad boy, is paired with the beautiful, if not slightly tragic artist, Andromeda Devlyn on a reality television game show called Marry Me. On the show, a star is partnered with an unknown fan or minor celebrity to compete in brutal challenges for the chance to win two million dollars, a real relationship, and a marriage.
After an ex-lover pens a scathing tell-all book that destroys Dylan's career, his agent persuades Dylan to enter Marry Me as a means to rehabilitate his reputation. With the help of a friend, Dylan convinces a local artist showing her work at a lightly attended art exhibition to go on the show with him for two million dollars. Desperate for money, Andromeda, who everyone calls Andi, reluctantly agrees to do the show which would end in marriage whether she won or not. As a means of boosting Dylan's backsliding career and abysmal reputation, Andi will have to become his wife no matter what happens in the competition, but she'll also be two million dollars richer. All she has to do is show up at the marriage house on the first day of filming.
After grappling with herself, Andi promises to do the show. While competing, Andi and Dylan are tested to the absolute bounds of their sanity. Despite being polar opposites who almost hate one another, they become allies in grueling challenges that eventually bring them together. As an unbreakable bond form ...
A young woman undertakes a perilous journey from the Australian goldfields to the Yorkshire moors. In 1854, the Australian goldfields swirl with the heated danger and betrayal of the Eureka Stockade rebellion. At the center of this maelstrom is Melanie O'Dea, a woman with a price on her head and the authorities on her heels. Melanie accepts aid from a neighbor, The Honorable Michael Guilford, but it places her in even more peril. After Michael seduces her and callously discards her, Melanie is left to fend for herself in a foreign land. Can she endure such treachery and survive the sweeping winds of uncertainty and find happiness?
Fate stepped in the day I met Junior Abbott. A little persistence from the man himself, and our love was meant to be. For years, we’ve been happily married, living the life I imagined as a young girl. Love, marriage, the kids in the baby carriage. With Junior, I’ve got it all. Such isn’t the case for my twin brother. When he and his wife ask me to be their surrogate, I readily agree. Without so much as a thought to what it could do to my family, it’s the least I can do to provide this child they so desperately want. Sometimes love is solid. Other times, nothing comes easy. When complications arise, I can only hope my fairy tale life still ends in happily ever after.
Water Dreams is an award-winning finalist in the Fiction/Romance category of the Best Book Awards. She’s human. He’s Nerei. What happens when they fall in love against his species’ laws? In the small Florida town of Tarpon Springs, Nik Aronopulos avoids water like the plague. She never goes to the beach and shuns restaurants with views of the Gulf of Mexico. So, when a merman shows up at her doorstep, insisting they need to study her, she’s stunned. There’s nothing special about her… …or so she thinks. Bas is an arrogant, dark-haired merman tasked with obtaining Nik’s cooperation at all costs, even if means being untruthful about the extent of the ‘study’ they need to conduct on her. But he’s willing to do and say whatever he must. She’s the Nerei’s only hope at overcoming their greatest weakness. Although they can shapeshift to look like humans and have advantages over land dwellers, their dependence on water keeps them from freedom. There’s just one problem – the girl he’s meant to capture under false pretenses is hooking his heart. When Bas is shot by a bullet meant for Nik, she must face her greatest fear to help him – the ocean. Her decision plunges her into a desperate journey where her desire for self-preservation, is weighed against her growing feelings for this merman who had once meant her harm… …and what this might mean for all of them.
A Doms of The Cage Prequel Novel
Ever wondered where your favourite Doms and subs played before The Cage opened?
Delaney MacDonald is a bratty sub of the highest order who has never fully submitted to a Dom in all her years of kink.
After spending months trying to create the perfect Dom, Delaney finds him cheating on her with another sub. Instead of feeling devastated and betrayed by her former Doms actions, shes more concerned with finding another Dom she can secretly top from the bottom. When two Doms she has known for years come forward to offer her a contract, Delaney resists at first. Master Linkin and Master Martin are real Doms who will demand her actual submission.
Master Martin and Master Linkin are on a mission to find the sub that will bind them together.
They have been together for years. When they found BDSM, they were quick to discover they were both Doms, neither one able to properly submit to the other to create the power exchange. They agreed to top subs together in the hopes one day they would find the perfect sub to complete their triad. Master Linkin and Master Martin had watched Delaney for years and knew she needed a proper Dom to help her reveal her submission. They finally have the opportunity to offer Delaney a contract.
Delaney, Master Linkin, and Master Martin come together in scorching scenes that affect each one of them in different ways. For Delaney, her descent into true submissio ...
Jade wants to give up on life. Battling the darkness inside her and the expectations of her Malaysian Chinese mother, Jade retreats to her bedroom and talks to a fictional counsellor - Deanna Troi from Star Trek. When Jade meets Rory, a charismatic local musician, their budding new friendship promises to be the light at the end of the tunnel - but will Jade get what she needs? Black and Blue is a contemporary coming-of-age story about mental health, the power of music and trying to find a place in the world.
The ancient power of the Gaelic Moon cries out to be awakened. Damn ghost, it’s all his fault… Mary Kelley gave up a successful business career in Minnesota and moved to Ireland to be with the spirit of her dead love, Sean Calhoun. After surviving a chaotic showdown with Sean’s ex-wife, she thought life would settle into something more normal. She should have known better. Sean is away training to be a more powerful specter, leaving Mary on her own to raise their very real, very naughty son. In the meantime, she's trying to rebuild the Gaelic Moon pub, become a witch, and help her “sort of brother-in-law” who is terrified that he’s cursed. How can she fix things? Overworked and nearing a breakdown herself, how can Mary save everyone else? How can she harness the power of the Gaelic Moon when she doesn’t even know what it is or how to use it? But the magic calls to her, and she can feel its power reaching for her soul …
Today was a special day, a day she would never forget. The first time she had met a man. And she had taken him as her prisoner...
Deep in the undiscovered forests of Urquaid, the Tinka women live in secret, haunted by their traumatic past. Maimed and mutilated by their own men, they massacred every one of them. The youngest Tinka, Nuala, has heard stories of man’s barbarity all her life, and fears and despises them all.
When a muscular warrior bursts into the forest, Nuala takes him captive and vows to do anything to keep her people safe. Horrified by her attraction to her bad-tempered prisoner, she is soon fighting to resist his brutish sexual charm.
Jericho is the revered leader of the Ajaxo, the equine-worshipping tribe dominant in the harsh world of Urquaid. Lustful, proud and arrogant, he will do anything to escape. Humiliated by his capture, his fury and resentment darken his desire for his tempting little jailer.
Jericho and Nuala forge a volatile, uneasy bond, simmering with tenderness and lust but fraught with festering mistrust and hatred. Their relationship is combustible and dangerous until, one fateful day, their positions are reversed and the captive becomes the captor...
NOTE: This book is a standalone steamy captive romance intended for readers who enjoy dark, sensual stories about sexual and spiritual love.
A spy working for the Solarian Federation... Michael O'Malley is undercover in a sting operation against Jerold Laricon, a man with Machiavellian social restructuring schemes and a desire for world domination. Kidnapped and kept as a sex slave... Could there be a worse time for Nina Stanley, O'Malley's old flame, to show up in Ligeia as a kidnap victim? Sure, he wants to save her, but his job is to crush Laricon's slave trade and vicious rise to power. The young and beautiful "spare"... Muddying the waters is Michael's need to fit in and partake of the succulent fruits on Laricon's human slave tree--including Alyssa, a willing sex slave he's forced to take as his own. Now he has two women counting on him, and the fate of a world. Nina's goal is to get out... No matter what it takes. Nina is appalled by what she experiences in Ligeia at the hands of the evil Laricon, but what if the price of her freedom is Michael's life? Can she live with herself if that happens? [f/M/f erotic, action adventure, science fiction romance. It features polygyny, but is not a ménage story.]
Recipe for the St. Antoni Series: Take a trip through a Wormhole to another world, then Mix a ShootEm Up Western with Victorian Steampunk, add a dash of mystery…
A desperate woman takes a perilous gamble to save her family from a brutal murderer.
They weren't supposed to see the murders or discover their 'kindly' new guardian had slaughtered three people. But they did see it. Jade knows they can't go to the policehe owns them. The only choice is to run and hide; but where can a woman, and two teenagers go to be safe from a crime lord?
Desperate, she risks taking her family through an illegal Portal to St. Antoni. In the Forbidden Colony, they are safe from their former guardian. But she may have jumped from the frying pan into the fire. St. Antoni is a dangerous haven; it's a planet whose citizens have created a society poles apart from the dystopian earth they fled. With almost no resources, Jade needs a way to support herself and her siblings in this strange world.
When Jade is offered a job as an illustrator for a book company owned by the elderly Hortense Jones, she jumps at it. Then she meets Hortense's nephew, the fascinating Levi Jones. He is a former Enforcer with a dangerous reputation as a gunman. Loyalty to the kindhearted Hortense causes Jade to be drawn into the deadly feud between the Jones and the Smith families. Can she find happiness on St. Antoni and keep her family safe?< ...
From Book 1: The head of Orsino Security was hired to protect her for a week. Instead, his bear wants to claim her forever.
It takes one look for bear shifter Salvatore Orsino to know that Natale Durante isn't just his client… shes his mate. His first instinct is to lay Natales curvaceous body over his shoulder, find a den, and claim her with his bite. But, this beautiful head-strong woman only grudgingly endures his protection even as she welcomes him in her bed. Hell have to set aside his bears need to mark her until hes eliminated the threat to her life. Once shes safe, hell turn all his energies convincing her that he isnt after a short-term dalliance, he wants her, with him… forever.
Natale Durante knows that Durante Fashion House is on its last legs. Her new line, designed for women of every size and shape, is her last attempt at saving her familys legacy. But there are those in high fashion who prefer that things stay the samecurves belong on the road, not the runway. When complaints and hate mail escalate to threats of bodily harm, her father hires a bodyguardSalvatore Orsino. Hes over six feet of deliciously seductive muscular male and a distraction she cant afford. One look from him and she wants her infuriatingly persistent protector to rip off her clothes with his teeth, or she might do the same to him.
Can Salvatore eliminate the threats to Natale or will he lose her before he has a chance to claim her?
Don’t look back. How hard can that be? Siren Descending, a contemporary paranormal romance, reimagines the Greek myth of Orpheus. Athenia must avoid his tragic mistake, but it’s not as easy as it sounds. Sea Witch Athenia betrayed Thorne by stealing his mage gifts and abandoning him to suffocate in an underwater cave. He escaped, and now she works hard to regain his trust. Attraction sizzles between them, but he remains aloof. When a powerful being sets his sights on Athenia and her magic, she must defend herself because telling Thorne would risk his life. She can’t do that to him again. Yet, every tactic Athenia employs makes things worse. Then she learns the identity of the creature she is up against. When the devil abducts her lover to hell, Athenia risks everything to rescue the mage with her siren song. Can Athenia save Thorne, or will she fail and lose her soul as well as her soulmate?
Lady Juliet Kingston did not expect to find love in the Scottish Highlands. Sent by the king to marry a laird’s son, she had no expectations until she met the strong and stubborn Ross MacLaren. He won her heart, erasing her feelings for the man she left behind. Happiness is short-lived as the threat of war becomes real, and she is reclaimed by her former love.
From Internationally Bestselling Small-town Western Romance author, Greta Rose West... Jack Cade already has enough on his shoulders with his four brothers, his struggling Wyoming horse ranch, and his adopted mama going through chemo again. He doesn’t have time for a woman, and he doesn’t trust them. But when Everlea Donovan falls into his life—literally—he can’t stop fantasizing about her. Wanting her. But Everlea’s hiding something, always looking over her shoulder, ready to run at any moment. She can’t risk putting Jack and his family in danger, but she’s never wanted anything—anyone—the way she wants him. When she starts feeling at home at Cade Ranch with its wide open meadows and breathtaking mountain views, she begins to let down her guard—to both her heart and her safety—and that’s just asking for trouble… The first book in the Cade Ranch series, BURNED, is a steamy romance about learning to trust and letting love guide you home… Trigger Warning: This book contains subjects of a mature nature and language. Issues of parental loss, abduction, and burn victims may be triggered. But there is a guaranteed Happily Ever After and lots of good ol' down home sexy fun.
All Noel wants for Christmas is a relaxing, sun-drenched vacation. But when her bestie cancels, sending Noel’s ex, Dare, in her place, she nearly loses her tinsel. Ho, ho, no. Dare’s the one guy who broke her heart and now she’s stuck on an island with the Ghost of Christmas Past. It’s going to take a Christmas miracle to thaw Noel’s heart, but Dare’s determined to win her back.
"A superpowered twist on Victorian romance!" —Publishers Weekly This series? THE NEVERS + BRIDGERTON mashup! What’s a reluctant viscount to do when the woman he can’t have becomes the woman he can’t live without? Viscount Julian Alexander works dutifully to protect London’s outcast clairvoyants. But when the woman he’s sworn to keep from harm threatens to turn his orderly life and League of the gifted upside down, he finds himself craving her above all others. And with her brash American ways driving him to distraction, he fears the ensuing chaos could expose them all to danger. Psychic healer Lady Piper Scott is tired of being ignored by the man she desires. In an impulsive bid to draw his attention, she slips her protective leash to pose as a medium for bored aristocrats. But when an arsonist turns the séance into an inferno, her plan simultaneously succeeds and fails when Julian flies into a rage… and then whisks her away to his mansion, alone. Confronted with the woman’s implacable persistence, the handsome nobleman worries that giving into his heart will only inch her closer to those who would abuse her power. But Piper is more resolute than ever to prove her place is by his side, opposing their enemies together. In the first in Tracy Sumner’s captivating League of Lords series, mysticism in Victorian England is the setting for a sizzling love affair . . .
With God, all things are possible. Even love... Four-faith filled contemporary romances set in Scotland, where three brothers and their sister find their lifetime loves! Opposites attract, friends to love, enemies to love, workplace romance, mistaken identity, overcoming challenges, renewing faith - with help from God and their family, all discover their happy-ever-after in almost 1000 pages of heartwarming and uplifting reading. Book 1: A Model Bride Her trip to Europe wasn't supposed to include falling in love with a wounded war photographer! Book 2: More than Friends They've been friends all their lives, but one day at the beach with a busload of special needs kids could change everything, Book 3: A Lesson in Love Can two teachers learn God’s lessons in love, or will fears and secrets keep them apart? Book 4: The Real Thing He's an embittered & grumpy cynic. She's a perpetually cheerful Pollyanna. When he becomes her boss, they both need to learn what trusting God really means. What readers say about these books: ★★★★★ A heartwarming story that captivated me from the beginning. ★★★★★ The first book I read from this author and when I was done with it, I couldn't wait to read more! ★★★★★ Great characters—with realistic flaws and strengths. ★★★★★ Beautifully written, it will warm your heart and remind you of how much we all are loved! ★★★★★ I laughed at some parts, felt that warm fuzzy you get from a good romance...and teared up in several places. Happy tears. Please be a ...
It was only a silly dare. It wasn’t supposed to change everything… As the eldest sister, Meg Trudy feels the full weight of responsibility of running the family orchard after the death of her beloved father. To her utter dismay, she discovers the three-generation business isn’t doing as well as she supposed, and to make matters worse, her father’s safe contains secrets he has kept locked up for years. Unknowing of the financial ruin practically knocking at their door, the other Trudy sisters dare Meg to kiss a handsome stranger who just might be the key to turning their plum orchard around. When an anonymous client asks travel blogger Morris to write an incriminating article - and pays ridiculous money to do so - Morris arrives at Damson Acres determined to perform his work with a hard heart. He hadn't, however, been counting on a woman like Meg. As the deadline looms, he must decide if his conscience will allow him to take the money and run or throw it all away and follow his heart. Is Meg’s motivation enough to hold her family and legacy together? Find out in this first-in-series guaranteed to tug at your heart strings and leave you desperate for more.
A FEARLESS DOCTOR Paranormal psychiatrist Dr. Audrey Gilbert is not used to failure, especially when it comes to her career. She possesses an uncanny ability to see into her patients’ souls and mend their brokenness. When she misdiagnosis a patient and is fired, she is given a chance to regain her job. Her task? Restore the health of a deranged mind hacker. But safeguarding her heart while convincing the detached and bitter man to trust her, just might be the challenge of a lifetime. A TORMENTED HACKER Born into a family of powerful psychics, Kevin Jorgensen has always had a quick wit and a sunny disposition. But that was before he nearly lost his life battling a rogue mind hacker. Now he spends his days in isolation, fighting for his sanity. He swears never to use his gift, not even if he’s drawn to the woman determined to help him recover. A BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL When Audrey and Kevin discover someone has tampered with her mind, they must work together to determine why. Because if they fail, their lives and the lives of many other hackers will be destroyed.
Book Two in the "Impelled" Series: The night of the Million Dollar Grand Prix and Twin Oaks Farm’s end of season party was a night that would change Emma’s life forever – in more ways than one. As her working student position comes to an end, she once again has to make a decision about her future. A decision that just become more complicated because of an unexpected job offer from someone close to her. While this offer seems like it might be the opportunity of a lifetime, it comes with repercussions that mean more change; one of which will affect her current relationship. Emma and her horse Valentine are also making their debut into the world of eventing, and its proving to have its ups and downs as they begin competing. However, right as Emma thinks things are finally going well in her relationship, something happens that makes her re-think everything. Something that forces her to keep a secret that will take its toll on her the more time goes on. When the secret finally comes out, it will destroy everything in its path. Not that Emma has time to deal with it, because she is suddenly faced with a much bigger problem. When the life of someone she loves is put in danger, and with the threat of “no cops” hanging over her head, Emma is now the only one who can save her friend. However, this is only the beginning of the decisions and complications life is about to throw Emma...